A Catalogue of Invention Components and Applications

Thomas M. Rivers
1982 College English  
This paper lists and describes inventionist themes that writers and writing teachers can use during rhetorical invention. It defines invention as the process whereby writers discover ideas to write about, and the inventionist as one who focuses on this discovery pro &ess, whether that focus be pedagogical cr theoretical. The items included and explained,as inventionist *hemes are (1 motivation, (2) ritual, (31 perception, (4) language and perception, heuristics, (6 investigation, and ( 7 )
more » ... ion, and ( 7 ) character. These seven themes are ordered hierarchically for the purposes of classifying, material on rhetorical invention, diagnosing problems involving rhetorical invention within the writing process, and developing sequences of assignments based on the logical progression of one invention theme to another: (RL)
doi:10.2307/376658 fatcat:wugdrss36jfnnm4zrestg3da3u